Area Obituaries: Hill, Werner

Feb 27, 2024 | Obituaries

Torrington, WY (Colyer Funeral Home) February 27th, 2024 — Funeral Services for RICHARD “DICK” DEAN HILL, 89, will be held 1pm Thursday February 29, 2024, at the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rick Carroll officiating and Pastor Curtis Hill co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Richard, called Dick passed away peacefully at his home in Lingle February 23, 2024. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday February 28, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm and the casket will be open prior to the service. Memorials can be made to the Lingle Fire Department. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Richard was born May 4, 1934, in Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of Adam and Eleanor (Wacker) Hill. He grew up and received the majority of his education in Lingle, graduating from high school in 1953. He married Lois Ann Oliver on Nov. 12, 1955, in Torrington.
After getting married, Richard spent two years in the Army, serving most of that time in Korea. After his discharge from the Army, he began farming near Morrill, Nebraska, for a short time, and then west of Lingle. He farmed until his retirement in 1995.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed hunting, bowling, tractor pulling and following his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events. Richard was an avid Lira’s Restaurant patron, going on Thursdays for 40 plus years.
Richard is survived by his sister, Shirley (Barry) Flock of Torrington, brother, Jerry Hill of Sheridan, sister-in-law, Peggy Hill; children, Blaine (Vicki) Hill of Spring, Texas, Bruce (Jackie) Hill of Lingle, Brenda (Al) Unverzagt of Lingle and Bradley (Jenny) Hill of Lingle; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, brother, Marvin, sister-in-law, Susie Hill, and his wife, Lois, of 64 years.



Our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, sister and friend, Emma Jean Werner, 77, was set free on February 24, 2024, at the Memory Care Center in Torrington, WY.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2023, at 11 am at North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home from 3-5pm and the casket will be open at the church prior to services. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, at 1:30 pm, following a luncheon at the church.
Memorials can be made to the EWC Nursing Scholarship in Emma’s name.
Emma was born February 20, 1947, in Wheatland, WY, the daughter of Sidney and Florence (Hitt) Jenkins. She was one of 10 children raised in Wheatland, until she married Jim Werner on October 16, 1963. They enjoyed their life together, dancing many nights at Hubbard’s Cupboard. Her adult life was spent as an exceptional care giver in hospitals, nursing homes, and home-health settings. Also, many students remember her as the best lunch lady ever. Emma enjoyed spending time with family, camping, fishing, crocheting, word search, gardening, canning, taking care of her animals—but, most of all her grandkid sleepovers. In 2011, Emma was diagnosed with dementia; the family was fortunate to spend quality time with her until the spring of 2022, when the Memory Care Center provided a safe and caring place for her to be.
She is survived by her sons, Shane (Shelly) of Yoder, Destry (Jennelle) of Torrington, Todd (Mary) of Torrington; her daughter Kristi (Mark) of Torrington and stepdaughter, Jamie of Yoder; her 18 grandkids and 17 great-grandkids and 5 brothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 2 sisters and 2 brothers.